Last weekend I took a little road trip.  It was a much-needed getaway.  And let me tell you, when I stepped out of my car and was greeted with silence, absolute silence – I knew I was in the right place.

My first morning there, I caught the sunrise.  I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun rise when I wasn’t headed for work.  And starting the morning in a rocking chair on the porch with nothing but the sounds of cattle in the distance…Heaven.

I wandered a little bit around the property while the temperatures were still relatively cool.

And to top of the day, I watched the sunset too.

It was the best weekend – full of good food, friends and laughter.  Oh and margaritas…we can’t forget the margaritas.


Blowing Out the Candles

I actually had a lovely birthday.  So far it feels good to be 40.  My mother made me a delicious lemon meringue pie.  A co-worker brought red velvet cupcakes to work for me.  I got to spend time with both friends and family without too much drama.  Eric took me out to a fantastic restaurant for the most delicious dinner that included baklava ice cream cake for dessert.

I did buy myself a couple of things for my birthday – both of the things I had on my wishlist.  I’m really enjoying my line a day journal.  It’s interesting to see what comes into my mind when I sit down to write at the end of the day.  And of course, I just had to have that Peridot polish I was coveting.  It’s really gorgeous in person, and is just perfectly absinthe-fairy-green, sometimes gold and sometimes green.

I may have been so excited to have it finally that I tweeted this photo.

But, anyway, it was a delightfully lovely birthday and I hope it’s an indication of the year to come.